Al and Cal Homes and Community: Is There Optimism In The Air or is It Simply Holiday Spirit?

Is There Optimism In The Air or is It Simply Holiday Spirit?

Is There Optimism In The Air or is It Simply Holiday Spirit?

I don't know if I am coming off the emotional high of having a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends yesterday and it may be just me, but these past few days, I have seen a more upbeat attitude in folks.   It makes me wonder is it optimism about the economy or is it simply people thinking about the holiday's and getting in the mood?   <a href="http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=8995&picture=rays-of-light">Rays Of Light</a> by Teodoro S Gruhl

At the Thanksgiving dinner table yesterday the talk was different.   It did not center around the economic woes that the country has been facing.    The conversation did not turn to politics as it usually does.     There was not a lot of commiserating about the price of gas, taxes, the housing market, education costs, or complaining in general.   

I am not saying that this group of people does a lot of complaining, because they don't.     What I did notice though, was a lack of negative conversation and a more optimistic air in this room of approximately 25 people.  

Is it that there is a wider range of age groups, and many are thinking of the upcoming season with excitement?

It's not just yesterday that I have noticed this and not just this family.   Last week at a fund-raising gathering, as I sat with a group of people that did not know each other and as they were trying to find a common ground for conversation, I did not hear the woe is me rambling that I have begun to get used to.

I personally feel more optimistic than I have for awhile.   I don't think it is seasonal.   I see more houses selling, and selling faster too.   I see more folks wanting to move again rather than just needing to.    I see folks that have larger parcels of land thinking this is a good time to take them to market, so, I wonder, are we becoming more optimistic?    Or is it the holiday season?    Or, could it be that we are just getting accustomed to all that we have little control over and are just tired of hearing about it?

With all my talk of optimism this morning,

as I head out to work this black Friday, I wonder, will my attitude change after I face the traffic?     Time will tell! 

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Are you looking to sell or buy a home.    There is no question that the market has been changing.   Interest rates make buying a home a wise investment.  

Give me a call.  Carol-Ann Palmieri    508-494-9061    Cal@alandcal.com

 

 

Carol-Ann Palmieri

Al and Cal Realty Group

Remax Executive Realty

www.AlandCal.com

 

Cal@AlandCal.com

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • November 23 2012 08:38AM

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Carol-Ann, I, too, sense a more optimistic attitude emerging amongst the people I talk with and associate with.  I think the worst is behind us and people are starting to feel less worried and more in control.

Posted by Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates) almost 6 years ago

I think we are slowly emerging into the realities of today's world, and there is always opportunity.   Combined with that, I see a preservation of capital move behind the real estate sales uptick.   Good news finally filters down.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) almost 6 years ago

Hi Carol Ann....glad to hear you didn't fight the mobs in the stores today....you were much safer working....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 6 years ago

Hi Gary.   Thanks for weighing in.   I do hope that you are right.  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 6 years ago

Hi Li.   It does.  I hope you have a great weekend.

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 6 years ago

Hi Barbara.  Haha.   You have that right!   Hope you had a great day too!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 6 years ago

Cal,

I really hope you are correct about the country being mre optimistic these days and I hope it stays positive for a long time.

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 6 years ago

Carol Ann, how nice, send it south as I took another short sale listing this afternoon

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 6 years ago

Positive energy seems to be out there Cal, let's hope it continues past the holidays and into 2013.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) almost 6 years ago

I hope you were able to keep your positive attitude in the Black Friday traffic. :) I so hope that the good cheer and optimism continues into 2013. We are overdue for some lightheartedness.   Enjoy the rest of your Saturday.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 6 years ago

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